Beard and Sideburn Transplant
Beard and sideburn transplantation is the transfer of hair follicles collected from a hairy site to beard or sideburn areas by the surgeon using follicular unit extraction methods and tools. Beard transplantation reshapes a new beard or improves the density of the existing beard.
Donor site and beard transplantation
All patients lack sufficient hair in the donor site. Most of the time we prefer the hair at the back of the neck for beard transplantation. In case of insufficient donor hair follicles, the body obtained from arms, legs, and chest may be the next best alternatives. Beard transplantation is suitable for patients with male pattern hair loss (MPH), however, it is impossible for other alopecia types. Alopecia Universalis patients have no hair on their scalp and body, therefore they are not eligible for such procedure.
Successful and natural-looking beard transplantation results often depend on the properties of the donor site; if the scalp hair of the patient is short and curly, then they will look much better as a beard. However, if the patient has long straight hair, then there will be textural inconsistency and it will result in an unnatural look. Therefore, the use of body hair instead of hair follicles will provide the best results for people with straight hair.
Beard Hair Transplant, Side Effects, and Risks
- Sensitivity or pain in receiver and donor sites
- Ingrown follicles
However, all these are temporary and will recover within 1-2 weeks.
After beard transplantation
There are 3000 follicles on average during beard transplantation and 600 follicles in sideburn transplantation. There will be no scars left after beard and sideburn transplantation. You will completely effective results if you follow the suggestions and rules of your doctor. First blood clot traces will go away after the first face washing 24 hours later. The transplantation area remains pinkish for two weeks and then will have its normal appearance again.
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